"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Henri Cartier-Bresson on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Henri Cartier-Bresson on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Henri Cartier-Bresson on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Henri Cartier-Bresson on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Henri Cartier-Bresson on Oscar Wilde
"To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event."